An Act Of Kindness Is In The Prepaid Cards

, , , | Hopeless | July 25, 2016

(I am on my way home after having been in China for a month. By the point I get back to the United States I have been traveling for about 20 hours with layovers and flight changes and have over ten more hours to go. I am exhausted, missing my husband, and very hungry. The only American money I have on me is a travel card which I belatedly realize had expired the day before. A woman, waiting for the same flight, sits next to me and we pick up a friendly conversation in which I mention my foolish mistake.)

Woman: *takes out a prepaid disposable card* “Here, there is only about seven dollars left on this but I don’t need it.”

Me: “Oh, no. Really, I’ll be fine. They are serving food on the airplane and it is really my own fault.”

Woman: “Take it, please. I’m not going to use it and you have a lot further to go than I do.”

(That woman’s kindness got me through a delayed flight, issues with check-in on the mainland, and a sprint to my gate. To that amazing person, thank you. It may have been a small gesture, but it got me through.)

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